Archive | March, 2011

Injustice of the brave trawlermen whose pensions were lost at sea

17. March 2011

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Injustice of the brave trawlermen whose pensions were lost at sea

Please click on adobe creative suite cs6 mater suite mac oem this link to read Alan Johnson’s article published in the Yorkshire Post on Thursday 3 March 2011.  

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Adjournment Debate: Trawlermens Pensions

17. March 2011

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Adjournment Debate: Trawlermens Pensions

On Wednesday 2 March 2011, Alan gave his first speech from the backbenches since resigned from the Opposition frontbench in January. He applied to the Speaker of the House to secure an adjournment debate on the subject of trawlermens pensions: an issue he has been working on since uncovering the scandal in 2007. He has [...]

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Update on Trawlermens Pensions – 17 March 2011

17. March 2011

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Update on Trawlermens Pensions – 17 March 2011

 Since the adjournment debate on 2 March, Alan has been contacted by ex-trawlermen and their relatives to see if they are one of the missing fishermen that Aviva are attempting to trace.   If you want to contact Alan about this – please write to him or email him giving the name, address, date of [...]

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Update on Trawlermens Compensation – 17 March 2011

17. March 2011

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Alan has worked with the other port MPs, Austin Mitchell and Frank Doran, since he became an MP to win compensation for trawlermen who lost their jobs as a result of the Cod Wars. He worked with the British Fishermen Association to argue that trawlermen were entitled to £1000 per year of service (provided they [...]

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Fuel Prices

17. March 2011

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17 March 2011 Alan Johnson voted in favour of the below Opposition Motion tabled by the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury last night to reverse the Government’s VAT rise on petrol and diesel. The motion was defeated. “That this House recognises that rising buy computer software world oil, food and commodity prices are increasing the [...]

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Update on Bahrain from Minister for the Middle East & South Asia

17. March 2011

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17 March 2011 Dear Colleague,  Further to my previous messages on Libya, I thought it would be helpful to send you an update on the situation in Bahrain and what action the British Government is taking. On the consular side, our travel advice is today advising British nationals against all travel to Bahrain and recommending [...]

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Travel Advice from UK Foreign Office

17. March 2011

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Please visit www.fco.gov.uk for updated information. 17 March 2011 ·       We advise against all non essential travel to Tokyo and north eastern Japan given the damage caused by the 11 March earthquake and resulting aftershocks and tsunami. Due to the evolving situation at the Fukushima nuclear facility and potential disruptions to the supply of goods, [...]

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Government Press Notice, Japan

17. March 2011

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17 March 2011 Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne today set out further detail on the UK Chief Nuclear Inspector’s report into the implications of events at Japanese nuclear reactors on existing and new plants in the UK. This came as Ministers met with representatives from the nuclear industry in London. [...]

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Libya: Consular Response

17. March 2011

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Ministerial Statement: Thursday 3 March 2011 The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Alistair Burt): I wish to update the House on the efforts the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has made to help British nationals depart Libya. As the Prime Minister reported to this House on Monday 28 February 2011, more than [...]

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